Multimedia Library

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday, from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm (and on Saturday from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon). Classes may be held in the library so please contact us if you want to pop in and borrow books, just to be sure the room is available.

Our Collection

  • Over 200 comic books (both for adults and children);
  • Over 400 DVDs;
  • Over 100 CDs;
  • Over 2600 books (both for adults and children);
  • Current magazines;
  • A reference collection of dictionaries.

Language learning materials available:

  • A selection of audio-books and books + CD;
  • A selection of easy reader books;

Other Services

  • Computer with free internet access (for member & students)
  • Secondhand magazines and newspapers

Loan Conditions

To borrow documents in the Alliance Française / FLAM library, you absolutely need to be a Member. We offer two kinds of Memberships for the library :

  • The individual membership costs £20 per year and is valid for one person
  • The family membership costs £30 per year and is valid for the whole family

Once you have filled in the registration form, you will receive your member’s card. Enrolling has never been so easy!

What? How many? For how long?
Books (adults) 4 4 weeks
Books (children) 2 1 week
Magazines and newspapers 1 1 week
DVDs 1 1 week
CDs 1 1 week

Bonne lecture, bonne écoute et bons films!

Donations Policy

The library welcomes donations of books, DVDs and CDs in good condition. These donations may be added to the collection or sold. The proceeds will go towards buying new items for our library.

Culturethèque: a French ‘médiathèque’ online!

Culturethèque is an online platform offering cultural and educational content in French. It proposes the best of French culture:

  • more than 5000 contemporary e-books in French: contemporary novels, French classics, essays, travel and culinary guide books, information about studying in France, rare editions dating from between the 17th and 18th centuries, etc.;

  • audio books, podcasts, recordings of conferences held at the Institut since 1967 (Etienne Balibar, Julia Kristeva, Michel Butor, Patrick Chamoiseau, Pierre Boulez, etc.);

  • French films on VOD, more than 500 French documentary films about major current issues (climate, ecology, immigration, religion, etc.).


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